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TJ Jackson

Full name: Tito Joe Jackson
Date of birth: 16 July 1978
Parents: Tito Jackson and Delores "Dee Dee" Martes
Siblings: Taj and Taryll
Children (with Frances Casey): Royal (1999), Dee Dee (2008) Jo Jo (2010) and Rio (2015)

    

Biography

TJ is the third son of Tito Jackson and Delores "Dee Dee" Martes (1954-1994). He is passionate about parenting, he co-owns a real estate firm in California and he the former legal guardian of Michael's children Prince, Paris and current guardian of Blanket aka Bigi. 

When TJ and his brothers were young, they appeared on TV and on stage with their famous uncles and aunts. Meanwhile the boys were already imitating the Jackson brothers with brooms and mops. They were learning to play instruments themselves. In 1985, (TJ aged 7, Taryll 10 and Taj 12) they were already offered a record deal, but they turned the offer down, because they wanted to enjoy their childhood. They wanted to have fun with friends, finish school and to play sports (baseball).

In August 1994, when Taj, Taryll and TJ were busy working on their debut album in the studio, their mother Dee Dee died in a horrible accident. Their mother's death wasn't just an accident; her new partner Donald James Bohana drowned her in a swimming pool and was convicted of second degree murder in 1999. For a while, Taj and Taryll had settled in University and they were enjoying life. The brothers continued to work on their debut album as 3T for themselves and for their mom and released Brotherhood in 1995 at their uncle Michael's label MJJ Music and under under their father's management. Taryll was always seen as Mr. Music since he is always working on music, either wiring songs or coming up with new melodies. Taryll wrote and produced songs (many of them with brother TJ)  for several artists over the years, including Lindsay Lohan and his aunt Janet.

TJ reunited on stage with his brothers on October 8th 2011 in Cardiff, Wales to perform a tribute to uncle Michael as 3T.  

Taj, Taryll and TJ participated in UK ITV's The Big Reunion TV show in 2014 and a they were part of The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour, a 13-dates UK Tour in October of 2014, marking the return of 3T on the scene.

In 2015, 3T star in Lifetime’s docu-series The Jacksons: Next Generation that focuses on Taj, Taryll and TJ. The series features the brothers as they work to balance a career and their lives as traditional family men while living up to the pressures and demands that comes with their last name.

As a tribute to Dee Dee Jackson, and honoring her everlasting imprint on the lives of so many, Taj, Taryll, and TJ have launched the Dee Dee Jackson Foundation. A non-profit organization built around the giving spirit and legacy of their mother. With your help, we're helping children in need. The Dee Dee Jackson Foundation brings awareness, volunteers and donations to underfunded, under-served youth programs everywhere.

3T released their long awaited and much anticipated new album titled Chapter III on November 6th, 2015 in the United States and globally on September 10th, 2016. 

On 28 June 2017, (which is the10 year wedding anniversary of TJ and Frances), the couple launched The Family Rules to make your family better by sharing advice, tips, articles and stories. 

Music has been in TJ's blood since he was a young boy. Dancing and singing to the groundbreaking music of his family and also the classic from some non-family influences such as Earth, Wind and Fire, Lionel Richie and Paul Simon has shaped who he is. And although TJ performed to millions around the world with his brothers in 3T, he is excited to share with the world his sound, his music and his journey. It's real, it's raw and it's ready! TJ Jackson's solo debut single and music video "Insomnia" was released in September of 2019 which marked the start of a series of singles and music videos that will be part of a trilogy of EP releases by TJ Jackson. 

TJ Jackson started another chapter in the Jackson Dynasty in 2019 when he started releasing music and videos as a solo artist. Music has been in TJ’s blood since he was a young boy. Dancing and singing to the groundbreaking music of his family and also the classic from some non-family influences such as Earth, Wind and Fire, Lionel Richie and Paul Simon has shaped who he is. And although TJ performed to millions around the world with his brothers in 3T, he is excited to share with the world his sound, his music and his journey. It’s real, it’s raw and it’s ready! In 2020, TJ continued to release a bunch of singles and music videos, including the first and second EP’s titled Obsession and Damaged, which are part of a trilogy of EP releases by TJ which are a representation of where he is now in life.

TJ Jackson and Frances Jackson launched The Family Rules Podcast in June of 2020! A weekly podcast where they discuss family related topics and answer family related questions and concerns from the community.

With his own real-estate-company under his belt, exercising his interest and skills in business, and also opening a new door into the acting world with a cameo appearance in the BET film, The Influencer, looks pretty promising. 

On stage

With 3T

Damaged (2020)

Damaged (EP)
20 November 2020

Last Night
Good Time (featuring Sincerely Collins)
Senseless Drama
No One
Damaged 

Senseless Drama (2020)

Senseless Drama (single)
14 August 2020

lyric video

Last Night (Acoustic) (2020)

Last Night (Acoustic) (single) 
2 July 2020

Last Night (2020)

Last Night (single) 
22 May 2020

Last Night
Last Night (Spark & Shade Remix)

music video

Obsession (Acoustic) (2020)

Obsession (Acoustic) (single) 
1 May 2020

Obsession (2020)

Obsession (EP)
20 March 2020

Obsession
Insomnia
I Can't Stand It
I Don't Deserve This
#1 Fan

music videos

Insomnia (Acoustic) (2020)

Insomnia (Acoustic) (single) 
14 February 2020

I Can't Stand It (2020)

I Can't Stand It (single) 
24 January 2020

I Can't Stand It
I Can't Stand It (Heat Mix)

music video

I Don't Deserve This (2019)

 

I Don't Deserve This (single)
15 November 2019

music video

Insomnia (2019)

 

Insomnia (single)
6 September 2019

music video